LEDs have created a sustainable platform for transforming streets into an environment-friendly zone. Keeping up with the trend of replacing conventional streetlights with energy-efficient street lights, the town of Milford has been rigorously making the switch. The replacement process started a while back which they have been planning in stages for over a year.
According to the Town Administrator Richard Villani, the project had help from all over, such as wiring inspector, the police chief, the fire inspector, the highway surveyor who were behind this big change as well as their hard work that helped complete the project effectively.
Town Administrator Richard Villani announced the project will be wrapped up soon just after the final sweeps to check whether all 1,800 lights replaced are working. The town can expect a $120,650 rebate from National Grid and the money will be put in general use fund.
The many benefits of LED streetlights will not only help the town get a hefty rebate, however, also help in reducing the electric bill due to LEDs energy saving feature. The LED streetlights, when compared to the older lights are going to make the streets of the town safer and more visible.
National Grid spokesperson Robert Kievra was happy to acknowledge the fact that they feel proud to partner with municipalities, like Milford, to convert conventional streetlights into energy-efficient LEDs that help the cities and towns gain thousands of dollars in annual energy savings while reducing emissions.